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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Feb 14, 2009 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A Question of 1967....

With all the fine '68 shows that have been loosed this week, I'm looking at my collection of Dead cd's and realize that I don't have much '67. I would like to rectify this situation.
I've listened to 10/22 and 11/10 and thoroughly enjoyed them.
Does anybody have any particular favorites from this year?
I figure with all the people here who rarely venture out of the 60's, I could get some fine recommendations.

Thanks and peace.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 15, 2009 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

Something about this show sets it apart from all others...

the first line of Dark Star might best describe it...

sloppy in a colorful way, kind of like those early Late Night with Dave Letterman shows when watermelons were dropped from the top of 30 Rock!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-06-18.sbd.mandrake.19586.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 15, 2009 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

A few particular 1967 favorites that imo are essential, along with favorites already suggested, are:

Viola Lee Blues from August 4
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-08-04.sbd.hanno.16752.sbeok.shnf

Alligator from August 5
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1967-08-05.sbd.10356.shnf

(the legendary O'Keefe Center - Toronto, Canada shows)

The sound quality is what it is, the performances make up for it, grin and bear it - as most of us '60s cats do.

If you want both beauty and perfection from 1967 (besides the excellent ones already listed elsewhere in other posts),
go for the first 4 songs from November 11, the Shrine in L.A. -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-11-11.sbd.sacks.1613.sbeok.shnf

As I wrote in the review, "Blistering solos throughout Lovelight and Schoolgirl", and Death Don't Have No Mercy is top shelf as well.
Then the audio quality drops down a notch, though the performances are solid silver.

Turn it up!

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Feb 14, 2009 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

3/18 is the magnum opus of their early sound, imo.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-03-18.sbd.fink.10282.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Feb 15, 2009 5:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

Thanks for the help. I'm about half way through getting this one right now. The transformation from this style of music to what they were doing in '72-'73 is pretty amazing.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 14, 2009 9:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

This one is a really fun show to listen to. The band is obviously high, and the stage banter is priceless..
The New Potato Caboose and Golden Road are great versions too! Those who don't believe Pigpen could play keyboards need to check out this New Potato Caboose.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-05-05.sbs.yerys.1595.sbeok.shnf

"Everybody say what!"
"Everybody say dope!"
"everybody say primate!"

"This song is a dropout song and inspires you all to drop out and dance,dance dance!"

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-02-15 05:42:19

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 14, 2009 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

I don't have a lot of 67 either. This one is a classic for a lot of reasons

http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-01-14.sbd.vernon.9108.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: SoggeeJohnson Date: Feb 15, 2009 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

lol... did you leave a wetspot in the panhandle that day, johnny ?

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Feb 15, 2009 5:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

I'm listening to this one for breakfast. Is this really the first Dew? It sounds very well developed. Man, these guys were players. Thanks again.

Wow!!! That Viola Lee was hot.

This post was modified by average_joe on 2009-02-15 13:42:07

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 14, 2009 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

Best show of the year -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-09-03.sbd.backus.17272.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Feb 15, 2009 5:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

This show was what got me on the little '67 kick. I listened to part of this show and was wondering what else I had been missing. Thank you.

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